Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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The River Club (Wells Fargo Tower)
1 Independent Dr, Suite #3500
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Wells Fargo






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Ben Wilder
ASHRAE Jacksonville Chapter President FY 2023-24

ASHRAE Jax Lunch Meeting - Nov 8 

The River Club of Jacksonville

Please join ASHRAE Jacksonville
for a Lunch & Learn Meeting with

Little Red Schoolhouse's
Michael Licastro
as he presents
Variable Speed Drives

11:30am November 8th 
at The River Club

Please RSVP by
Thursday Nov 2nd
so we can get a good headcount.
After Nov 2nd, you may register as space allows.

ASHRAE Jacksonville is excited to host this year's chapter lunch meetings at The River Club of Jacksonville. The River Club of Jacksonville is located on the top floors of the Wells Fargo Tower downtown.

1 PDH credit offered for PEs.

SAVE 20% FOR LUNCHES WITH A SEASON PASS: This is the last month to purchase Season Passes for Lunches for the remaining lunch meetings at a 20% discount.
Please purchase a prorated Lunch Season Pass at Registration.

VFD Topics Including:

  • The Pump Affinity Laws and Variable Speed Operation
  • Defining Constant, Variable, and Control Head for pump sizing and selection
  • How to select the right Variable Speed Control Strategy
  • Feedback sensor selection, location, and setpoint adjustment
  • The difference between Sensor and Sensorless Variable Speed Pump Control

Presenter Bio:

Michael Licastro – received a Mechanical Engineering degree from the State University College at Buffalo and has over 27 years of practical experience in the application, design, and troubleshooting of Hydronic and Steam systems. His industry career began as an Outside Sales Engineer for a premier Manufacturers Representative company, working with every level of project stakeholders to ensure correct application and selection of products, proper piping system design, and evaluation of existing system problems, concluding with a corrective action plan. Currently, Mike is the Education and Training Manager for Commercial Business and HVAC at Bell & Gossett, a Xylem Company, which includes the oversight of the Little Red Schoolhouse training facility, e-Learning web based training, and content updates to Technical Manuals. Mike is a Past-President of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of ASHRAE and has served as a Technical Instructor for multiple Steam and Pipe Fitters Union Apprentice Programs, located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Logistics / Parking

Parking options include:
the Basement Parking Garage under the Wells Fargo Tower,
the JAX Center Parking Garage across West Bay Street,
or you may find street parking.

The Basement Parking Garage is under the Wells Fargo Tower, and the entrance has the approximate address 11 Laura Street. Grab a ticket on the way in (bring the ticket up to validate), take a hard left through the gate, then take a left to go down to the 2nd level. Grab a blue River Club parking spot. Take the elevator up to the Lobby and follow the instructions below.
Remember to bring your ticket up to the top to get validated.

The JAX Center 9-story parking garage is located at 1 West Bay Street, directly across the street from the Wells Fargo Building on the north side of the building. Please remember to bring your parking ticket upstairs and The River Club will validate your parking. From the parking garage, walk across the street into the Wells Fargo Building first floor Lobby.

Alternatively, you may park on the street and pay the meter, as many do for the events.

LOBBY: Once in the Wells Fargo Building on the First Floor Lobby, look for the middle elevator bay that says Floor 24-35 or The River Club.   

You can go directly to the floor for our meeting room, either 34 or 35. We will send out a reminder email to announce the room and floor when it gets closer to the event date.

If you have any concerns with parking or building access, you may call The River Club at 904-354-1111.

Thank you to our
2023-24 Corporate Sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor
please email ben.wilder@ashraejax.com
or visit our Sponsor Webpage.

Emerald Sponsors
George A. Israel Jr., Inc.
The Haskell Company
Nelson & Company

Gold Sponsors

Florida Hydronics
Brooks Building Solutions
Applied Mechanical Equipment

Silver Sponsor